Installing chain link fencing represents a significant investment for any business or institution, so it’s essential to do your due diligence and be well prepared before you embark on a new fencing project.
Protect your investment, your property and your budget by avoiding these five common industrial fencing mistakes.
1. Not considering your needs
You have several different options when it comes to fencing, with each type having its own pros and cons. Before simply installing the same fence that the neighbouring property has, take some time to consider which type of fence will best suit your needs. Do you need to install a fence to restrict access to certain areas? To increase safety, security, or to hide your property from view? To serve as a partition? Be sure to answer these questions before deciding on a fence.
2. Not taking time to plan
When installing a new fence, there are several things you’ll need to consider such as the main purpose the fence will serve, where the fence will be located, which materials to use, the height and length of the fence, the location of any gates that need to be included, the budget and the cost of any yearly maintenance. Chain link fence prices can vary widely, so be sure to compare quotes from a few different fencing companies. Carefully planning your fencing project will help you avoid surprises and stay on track.
3. Not checking the property line
Avoid running into issues down the road by ensuring you have the precise location of the line dividing your property from the neighbouring property. Building a fence that’s even a fraction of an inch over the property line can leave you liable to disputes in the future.
4. Not considering the zoning laws
Before you can obtain a permit for your new fence, you need to consider the local zoning laws—there may be restrictions on which type of fencing material you can use, and other regulations and safety codes you’ll need to consider.
5. Not obtaining a permit
Whether you’re installing a fence around the perimeter of your entire property or just along a small portion of it, you still need to obtain a permit. Building any structure on your property without a proper permit could result in you getting fined.
Installing fencing in the GTA
Avoid fence installation mistakes by entrusting your commercial and industrial fencing projects to the professionals at City Fence. From chain link to iron fences to gates, the professionals at City Fence are one of the most trusted fence builders in the Toronto area. Contact us today to request a free quote.